Somerset Historical Society presents Oysters: From Abundance to Aquaculture
Saturday, April 14, 1-3 pm. As part of the Stories of Somerset series, Somerset Historical Society will present a program exploring the evolution of the oyster industry on the lower shore. Join us at the J. Millard Tawes Museum for this free program.
Spring Opening Reception
Friday, May 4, 4-6 pm. Celebrate the reopening of the museum for the season and view our newest exhibits, including the Watermen’s Pavilion exhibit, which is made possible by financial support from Maryland Humanities and American Legion Stanley Cochran Post #16. Refreshments will be served.
Shakespeare’s As You Like It
Sunday, September 16 Enjoy an outdoors performance of Shakespeare’s comedy As You Like It at Somers Cove Marina. The Forest of Arden comes alive in Brown Box Theatre Project’s 8th Annual Free Outdoor Shakespeare tour. When a motley cast of characters finds themselves banished from the court, misdirection, desire, and serendipity unite to form a tangled web of identity and love that could only be possible in this pastoral haven, where gender roles, politics, and expectations are turned upside-down. As You Like It will transport audiences into the heart of one of Shakespeare’s most beloved comedies in a can’t-miss multi-state tour.The performance is free to the public.
Dock Day 2018
Saturday, September 29 Join us for a waterfront festival celebrating the history and fishing culture of the Chesapeake. Highlights include in-water boats, great local food, children’s activities, educational demonstrations and live music. Admission is free.
Creatures of the Bay Program
Presented weekly from Memorial Day through Labor Day at 11:30 am Meet some wildlife from the bay up close and learn about how a crab shanty works through our interactive Crab Shanty exhibit. Creatures may include blue crabs, oyster toads, pufferfish, burrfish, and oysters. Free with museum admission. This program is funded in part by a grant from the Lower Eastern Shore Heritage Council.